Captains

Vote in the Gameweek 16 captain poll

As the manic turnaround between Gameweeks continues we are back to picking our next captain already.

Our latest poll is now live so you can vote on who you believe the best option for the armband is in Gameweek 16.

There are plenty of candidates this time around with very few that leap out to us.

Arsenal’s home meeting with Huddersfield Town is perhaps the most eye-catching with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m) expected to be the favourite there although Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) is also considered.

Liverpool’s assets will be heading to a Bournemouth defence that has deteriorated statistically of late, meaning there could be returns for Mohamed Salah (£13.0m), Roberto Firmino (£9.2m), Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.0m) or Sadio Mané (£9.8m) if he is passed fit.

Fresh from his 12-point haul in Gameweek 15, Harry Kane (£12.5m) may also be a popular figure. He travels to King Power Stadium, to face a Leicester side he has scored seven goals against in his last four meetings with them.

Fantasy managers burned by Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy midweek may be reticent to make any of their Manchester City options their captain this weekend.

Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) will probably be the most backed among his colleagues. A start against Chelsea feels very likely given that he was rested against Watford and has four goals and five assists in his last five appearances.

Leroy Sané (£9.4m) and David Silva (£8.7m) seem the most likely alternatives unless Sergio Aguero (£11.3m) is declared fit between now and the weekend.

However, it will also be interesting to see how much their opponents Chelsea will temper interest in the Manchester City options.

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1,219 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TAT
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Alonso/Arnie > Balbuena/Laca – before Hazard/Sterling next week?

  2. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Safe to bring in Laca now? Captain?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Worth the risk imo

    2. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Lacazette should start. Think it's only the fitness issue after the injury that's kept him from playing 90 mins.

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Expected him to start last game, so tough to know what's going on there - benched or slow post-injury reintroduction.

    4. Champagne supernova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Auba May get rested so Lacazette will start and bang In a hatrick

  3. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Rp 1 to start

    A. Alonso (MCI)
    B. Doherty (new)

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Doherty

    2. Cheshire Duck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Cheers lads. Was thinking the same but feels weird benching alonso

    4. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Alonso

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers for the reply Dan

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers fos

  4. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Too many people selling Alonso. Stop it, guys, you're better than this

    1. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Why not? If it funds more interesting players up front or in midfield, why shouldn't you do it?

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        He is a season keeper

        1. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 5 months ago

          yes, as long he's in the top 3 highest scoring defenders, I will keep him

        2. TAT
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          That depends. If you feel your team can pick up more points from not having him, then he's not really.

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      it's the right move

      I binned him last night, but not just due to his recent drop in attacking returns, but more so due to his drop in defensive ability.

      He's made a few mistakes in the past few weeks and it wouldn't surprise me to see him dropped soon.

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Exactly. He's not been playing well defensively, and Sarri could easily bench him for one or more of the upcoming fixtures.

      2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        He has never been a very good defender

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Easy sell for me on WC.. Not expecting much vs city so he should drop to a manageable price to buy back incase he plays himself into essential mode in a few weeks.

    4. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      He could well be dropped.

    5. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Gone for me too

    6. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      The ‘must own Alonso’ religion on here is a weird one. I’ve been laughing with TAA plus 2 million since my wildcard a few weeks ago. Yes he’s a good option, but there are always multiple routes to success.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        It’s because folks have long memories - and Alonso has a massive sample size that demonstrates he consistently does it over he long term.

        You’ll get 3, 5, even 7 game periods where his output may regress, but long term he always delivers.

        14 goals, 14 assists, 35 clean sheets, 40 baps in 79 games speaks for itself.

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      It’s history repeating itself - this isn’t the first time Alonso goes into the “bust” of his boom-bust cycle.

      Every time he does, he comes back without fail. Could easily get 9 points v city, regardless of how bad he was v Fulham & Wolves.

      And after City his fixtures are good.

      If Sarri were to permanently drop him, that’s a different conversation, but until then i’ll not be selling the best defender in FPL history thank you very much.

  5. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Vote Sterling

    1. Guba
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Fairly poor stats v top 6 sides. Happy to have him but not captaining.

  6. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Harry Kane - 11 goals in 7 EPL starts against Leicester

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Boom. There goes my vice

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Will be rested for Barca away surely

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        has he ever been rested ?

      2. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Good chance, who knows

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        No way Llorente starts and then I think Son is the only alternative but think he is more likely to be rested for the Barca game than Kane.

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      4 goals in that 6-1 win I remember

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        That too at the King power

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        And a hat-trick at WHL in a 4-3 win in his first proper season 14/15

    4. Demel
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Poch said that some players can't be rotated. I believe he was talking about Kane. He is my captain.

  7. Guba
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    The scenes when Auba inevitably gets benched this week.

    1. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      this

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Inevitable

    3. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      This is actually a worry. I’d not really thought about it.

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        He won't be benched. Arsenal are out of the Top 4 so there is pressure to win and don't have to rest anyone for a midweek game. He will have the entire weeks rest.

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          This

        2. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Hope you are right as he’s my captain.

        3. Guba
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Will be interesting to see.

          I really do think he will be benched, he won't want to risk injury and Laca can easily fill the role in his place in the same formation set up.

    4. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      With all their injuries including Ramsey, a 7 day rest period after, them dropping points yesterday.. I just don't see it. If anything emery would have been targeting this run of fixtures to catch up with the top teams.. Especially with City playing chelsea

    5. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      He won't be playing midweek though, so there's every chance he'll start.

    6. french holiday
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      and comes after the hour mark and gets a brace?

      1. Guba
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Entirely possibly, will probably depend how well Arsenal are doing.

  8. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    sh1tt1ng it

    not owning kane

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      win-win situation as a spurs fan I guess 😉

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        you would think that, but it still hurts when he does score 😉

        rather the goals be spread around, including sonny whom I own haha

  9. rkpower1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    On a WC guys:

    Fab, Button
    AWB, Doherty, TAA, David Luiz, Schindler
    Sterling, BSilva, Richarl, Fraser, Billing
    Kane, Auba, Wilson

    Any good? 0.2 ITB. Not loving the Bournemouth double up, but should be alright for now.

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Looks good. Is Button second choice at Brighton, thought it was Steele now.

      Maybe Bilva to Anderson?

      Depending on how much money you have tied in the Bournemouth guys, you might just go with just one...and get other one back later when fixtures get better, otherwise I'd say keep both

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Why David Luiz? Was benched yesterday and he will never cover alonso.. Bsilva and him to Laporte and Anderson maybe

      1. rkpower1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks both - much appreciated.

        Luiz only for some Chelsea cover tbh, but your suggestions are solid and I was literally just tinkering trying to find a way to get Anderson in!

  10. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Are we non-Auba owners doomed this week?

    1. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      non auba owners are probably laca owners so i would say....no. And fairly certain to captain him

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Maybe, or perhaps he'll be benched.

      1. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        looking at fixtures, that happens only against strong opposition, and there will be no strong opponents for the foreseeable future, so fairly confident...and even then, last 2 times he brough points even from bench

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Not comparable - 3rd game in 7 days and they have a Lacazette.
          I wouldn't bring him in for a bench appearance

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Remember when ars have great fixtures and did nothing FPL wise? Auba will be on bench this weekend in my opinion

    4. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      yeah, big red arrow incoming...

    5. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Hope not

  11. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Hockey cockey: Kane to Auba (c)?

  12. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Better option long term?

    A) Hazard & Jiminez

    B) Anderson & Laca

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A for me, B for the next 3 maybe

      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Tend to agree with that.

    2. Gingio Ze Roberto
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B) for me

  13. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Apologies for repost, missed the new article:

    Just broke top 10k for the first time since GW2 and could do with some help staying in there. Haven't seen much football recently so I feel a bit underinformed.

    1) It seems an Arsenal attacker is going to be key, and obviously if one can afford Auba and Kane that's the captaincy settled for a while. I have Kane and Auba is out of reach. Is Lacazette enough? Is he (C)-worthy?

    2) Going on the premise that Laca is worth getting, I need to sell Alonso (for 5.3 or less) to fund it. Currently thinking TAA, and then Robbo to Trippier the following week (when Trippier has Burnley).
    Other options I've considered are: Doherty (already have Pat he hasn't inspired confidence in Wolves CSs), Yedlin, Schindler

    Any advice much appreciated

  14. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Hernandez or Perez could be gold with Arnie out but who is bold/stupid enough to chose one?

    1. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Think I'm just going to get Wilson, having a poor season and don't want to drop any further in rank.

  15. Jimmy Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Arnautovic > Wilson
    D.Gray > Richarlison/Siggy

    Worth a -4 surely? And who would you pick out of the Everton mids? Plan to WC after this weekend so price not an issue between the two, purely points potential

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Mitrovic probably a better one week punt

  16. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    There is only one, the king of December, Harry Kane.

    14-15 7 games 6 goals 1 assist
    15-16 7 games 3 goals 1 assist
    16-17 7 games 8 goals
    17-18 6 games 8 goals.

    Captain Fantastic!

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Santa Claus Harry, hopefully he can save my season. I've got no other to turn to.

  17. GS456
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    What's peoples thoughts on Rondon for arnie?

    Wolves (H)
    Huddersfield (a)
    Fulham (H)

    Next 3 games?

    Showed some signs of form

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      prefer Jimenez in that price range but could be a good punt

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Too much of a gamble to be your starting XI I feel...Newcastle lost 3-0 to West Ham at home

  18. mranonymous
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    VvD v Trippier? Would prefer Trippier but possible rotation/groin injury worries me

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I think VVD is looking like a nice pick and could be more nailed now

      I'm considering doubling up TAA and VVD on my WC as I won't have any LIV attacking assets

      1. mranonymous
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        cheers mate

  19. In ole we trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    How this for this weekend?
    GTG

    Patricio
    Laporte, alonso, taa
    Mane, sane, dsilva, Richarlison
    Wilson, Jiménez (vc), kane (c)

    Bench, hamer, snodgrass, awb, Pereira

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      very nice, gtg

      1. In ole we trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks 🙂 bit worried about sane rotation risk, also hope mane is fit

  20. Bucket Man
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Another dreadful week! Think my chance of a decent rank has gone. Expecting a low score again this week 🙁
    Arnie to Wilson the best move for this week? 0.3ITB and 1FT
    Fabianski
    Alonso, Laporte, Digne
    Hazard, Sterling, Mane*, Deuloefu
    Auba, Arnie*, Jiminez
    Hamer, AWB, Obiang, Duffy*

  21. TAT
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Chances Balbuena will play this weekend?

    1. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Good

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Heard there was talk about a knock. Only a small one, then?

  22. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Morning all

    This is my WC team atm:

    £0.3itb
    Fab
    TAA, Laporte, Doherty
    Sterling, Sané, Fraser, FAnderson
    Kane, Auba, Wilson
    (Hamer) (Gunnarsson, AWB, Schindler)

    I'm happy with it but contemplating one last decision:
    Should I downgrade FAnderson to Snoddy and then upgrade a defender (i.e. Schindler to Bellerin or VVD for a 'Pool double up)?
    Snodgrass is looking key to set pieces and likely to be involved in plenty of assists and saves a wad of cash

    What do you think oh wise people? Will either Cap Kane or Auba I think

    1. _figu
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'm likely bringing in Snoddy ovrt F. Anderson to enable next week's transfer. On wildcard would probably go Felipe as he IS better price point, easier to swap for Rich/Siggy for example

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        The “switchability” is a fair point. Will mull it over!

  23. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Auba to be benched or start at the weekend?

    1. french holiday
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      no need to rest auba with europa league qualification already guarenteed
      kane and salah are more at risk

  24. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    What would you do here?
    Patricio
    Doherty Digne Balbuena
    Salah Hazard Richarlison Sterling Kenedy
    Arnie Zaha

    Fabianski Stones Alonso Madine
    2ft 0.1itb

    a)Hazard+Arnie->Laca+Son/Moura/F.Anderson
    b)Hazard+Arnie->Kane+Snodgrass/Camarasa
    c)sell Arnie
    d)sell Hazard
    e)something else

  25. The King
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Doherty, salah and Wilson

    Or

    Trippier, martial and auba

  26. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Was going to wc this gw but did really well... no tempted to save until after cl game incase injuries etc. So Hazard, Arni to Fanderson, Aubam for a -4?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Looks good. Much value tied up in haz? Good fixtures after city

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Wym by much value? Bit confused on how prices work as first year... Will get him back after City though

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      the cool kids re getting Snodgrass.

  27. drughi
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone considering Richarlison as captain ?

  28. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which is better to get ?
    A - Alonso + Arnau >
    Balbuena + Laca
    B- Arnau + Barkley >
    jimenez + Fraser

  29. Euro Raiders
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Funny how wind ups are messaged as being opinions! Politician speak is alive and well in fpl.

  30. Dont choose VW. Pickford
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Captain?
    A Kane (Leic away)
    B Lacazette (Hud home)